Central Govt allocates 61,120 vials of Amphotericin-B to States/UTs

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New Delhi: The central government has allocated an additional 61,120 vials of Amphotericin-B, an antifungal drug that used to treat Black fungus or Mucormycosis, to States and UTs.

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers D V Sadananda Gowda, whose ministry is responsible for the pharmaceutical sector in a tweet said, “Additional 61,120 vials of Liposomal AmphotericinB have been allocated to all States/UTs & Central Institutions today.”

So far, approximately 7.9 Lakh vials have been allocated across country, maintaining adequate availability to patients of Mucormycosis, he further informed.

The allocation of conventional Amphotericin B is being made to ensure its smooth supply and timely treatment of patients.